Thursday 25 April is World Malaria Day. On this day we want to raise awareness of this deadly disease that affects more than 214 million people, of which more than 430,000 die annually. Many of the victims are younger than five years.
There is a considerable chance of a mosquito plague due to the increasingly warm weather. Read all tips and tricks for a good night’s sleep and preventing mosquito bites here.
The mild winter days in our country have caused nature to be in a bit of a muddle. Ticks thrive in this mild weather, so this may herald a year with more ticks than ever before. Protect yourself against ticks and don’t let them bite you!
25 April is World Malaria Day. At Tropicare we believe it is important to give you peace of mind while travelling with our Care Plus® products. Our social responsibility goes one step further, and our mission is a malaria-free world by 2030. Will you help?
In our 25 years in this sector, we have never encountered an infectious disease that has caught the media’s attention and caused global concern as much as the zika virus. We answer 5 most frequently asked questions.
Sunlight is good for us and most of us like to have a nice tan. Unfortunately, sunlight is not without risk as the skin burns quickly. Exposing the skin to (direct) sunlight for too long and too much will cause skin damage.
In many countries, drinking water is often less reliable than you are used to at home. Contaminated water can contain protozoa (single-celled organisms), bacteria and viruses.
Not only can mosquitoes be annoying on holiday, but they can also keep you awake in the Netherlands. What really helps against mosquitoes and how can you prevent nuisance as much as possible?
Travelling is wonderful, but it is not without certain risks. Infectious diseases lurk in subtropical and tropical regions.
How will “traveling” be affected by the new circumstances and measures in the different countries? How can we view tourism after COVID-19? Listen to the second podcast of the Travel Health Group.
Care Plus® is mainly known for our protective products. For example, insect repellents and mosquito nets. But we have also been carrying an extensive line of comprehensive first aid kits for years, which can be of use to any type of traveller at unfortunate moments.
During the past days, some interesting news came out of the United Kingdom. In Great Britain, an insect repellent containing the active ingredient Citriodiol® is used by the military as added protection against the Coronavirus / Covid-19 virus. Huh? What? Very interesting news indeed.
Did you know that malaria is still the largest ‘killer’ infectious disease in the world? And that this is due to the deadliest animal in the world: the mosquito? With more than 405,000 deaths annually (unfortunately mainly children under 5 and unfortunately this number is on the increase again) and more than 228,000,000 (that is 228 million reported) infections per year.
During this period, it is important to wash / clean your hands regularly even when your hands are not visibly dirty, it is important to regularly wash your hands with soap and water or use a cleansing hand gel.
2019-nCoV, the official name for the Corona virus, was not supposed to hop on humans, but it did. And this strain also includes a respiratory syndrome with a death rate of 2% (much much lower than SARS & MERS in the past).